Fodor's Southern Italy
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Southern Italy.
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Bonus Reading for the Love of Italy: In addition to the quintessential travel tips you expect in a Fodor’s guide, we’ve included three excerpts from exceptional books about Italy. Immerse yourself in Italy with cultural insights from these top-selling authors:
Beppe Severgnini (LA BELLA FIGURA)
Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch (VINO ITALIANO)
Arthur Schwartz (THE SOUTHERN ITALIAN TABLE)
Explore Southern Italy: The region of Campania is a popular place both to unwind on the pint-size island of Capri or the resort towns of the Amalfi Coast and to explore the past at the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum. In the middle of everything is the vibrant, chaotic city of Naples. Farther south, in the off-the-beaten-path regions of Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria, you’ll find attractive beaches, mysterious ancient dwellings, and the charming town of Lecce. Across a narrow straight from Calabria is Sicily. Baroque church-hopping could be a sport on the cacophonous streets of Palermo and Siracusa, and amid the almond groves of Agrigento stands one of the world’s best-preserved Greek ruins.
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some of the finest ancient Roman statues in the world, this collection formerly formed the core of the Museo Nazionale Romano. As of 1995, it was moved to these new, suitably grander digs. The palace’s sober exterior belies a magnificence that appears as soon as you walk into the majestic courtyard. Set within some gorgeously frescoed, 16th-century rooms is an array of noted antiquities. Look for two works from the famed Ludovisi collection: the Ludovisi Throne, a sensual rendering of the birth
Pietro along a busy thoroughfare. Some city buses stop near the main entrance: Bus 49 from Piazza Cavour stops right in front; buses 81 and 492 and Tram 19 stop at Piazza Risorgimento, halfway between St. Peter’s and the museums. The Ottaviano–San Pietro and the Cipro–Musei Vaticani stops on Line A also are in the vicinity. Entry is free the last Sunday of the month, and the museum is closed on Catholic holidays, of which there are many. Last admission is two hours before closing. Besides the
continue for a while longer. Ticketing has been privatized and opening hours extended (for the center-core “masterpiece” collection, that is; other rooms are subject to staffing shortages and can be closed on a rotating basis). Some of the “newer” rooms, covering archaeological discoveries in the Greco-Roman settlements and necropolises in and around Naples, have helpful informational panels in English. A fascinating free display of the finds unearthed during digs for the Naples metro has been
more than 60 rooms painted with frescoes; the finest are in the triclinium. Painted in the most glowing Pompeiian reds and oranges, the panels relate the saga of a young bride (Ariadne) and her initiation into the mysteries of the cult of Dionysus, who was a god imported to Italy from Greece andthen given the Latin name of Bacchus. To get the most out of Pompeii, rent an audio guide (€6.50 for one, €10 for two; you’ll need to leave an ID card) and opt for one of the three itineraries (2 hours, 4